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Influencer marketing: sometimes it's no pay, no gain

PR professionals might principally trade in earned media, but in the world of influencer engagement, paid relationships do play an important role. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 11:05 am PDT

Ex-Amnesty International PR gets top comms job at charity Light for the World

Former Amnesty International PR manager Dawn Rennie has been appointed as the first international director of comms at Light for the World, an Austria-based global blindness and disability rights charity. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 10:55 am PDT

Shane Smith calls on media to change or risk alienating young people

Media owners need to keep up with the younger generation or "risk alienating" them, Shane Smith, the founder and chief executive at Vice has said. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 8:17 am PDT

Can Ryan Lochte recover as a brand rep after Rio scandal?

The 12-time Olympic medalist may have lost his sponsors this week, but past cases of celebrity misconduct show Americans are quick to forgive and forget. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 8:12 am PDT

10 ways Tokyo 2020 will be radically different from Rio

R/GA's managing director of social shares ten things that will make Japan's Olympic Games decidedly different than Rio--Mario Bros. warp tubes and Hello Kitty cameos not included. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 8:07 am PDT

Nike's Jordan Brand hires Fleishman's Mitch Germann as global comms lead

Germann departs his current role as GM of FleishmanHillard's Los Angeles office on September 7. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 6:56 am PDT

Lord Bell quits as Bell Pottinger chairman to form new PR venture Sans Frontières

Lord Tim Bell has resigned as chairman of Bell Pottinger, 30 years after he founded the agency, and is set to form a new PR business called Sans Frontières, the same name as the arm of Bell Pottinger that handled sometimes controversial geo-political work. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 6:46 am PDT

SurveyMonkey partners with Zignal Labs

The partnership creates an "all-in-one" platform for comms, PR, social media, and brand marketing pros to use. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 5:47 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 8 stories PR pros need to know on Thursday morning, 8.25.2016

U.S. chides Europe on taxes; Solo loses U.S. Soccer contract; "Bonk boss" apologizes; Sorrell on Brexit Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 3:54 am PDT

Olympic sponsor GE invites 'geeks' to go for gold with coding competition

While the world's best athletes have been busy slogging it out at the Rio Olympics, one of the Games' sponsors, GE, has been offering another group of people the chance to go for gold with a coding competition. Read entire article
25 Aug 2016 | 12:09 am PDT

National Association of Manufacturers goes digital this election season

Jamie Hennigan VP of strategic communications at the National Association of Manufacturers on the NAM's digital campaign, #TruthOnTheTrail. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 12:01 pm PDT

Uproar PR moves into the Big Apple

The Orlando, Florida-based shop also has offices in Chicago and Toronto. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 9:17 am PDT

Don't delete your account: Lessons from the Cincinnati Zoo's retreat from cyberbullies

Despite months of cyberbullying, the Cincinnati Zoo didn't help its cause by abandoning Twitter, say experts. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 8:56 am PDT

Ketchum closes sweet deal as Splenda's PR AOR

Splenda chose Ketchum because of its influential dietitian network and food expertise - LaForce was the incumbent on the account. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 8:22 am PDT

Vrge promotes Amy Widdowson Mains to oversee Silicon Valley office

The Next Fifteen firm rebranded from 463 Communications last September. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 8:15 am PDT

Anti-smoking group Truth releases musical FOMO spot for MTV Video Music Awards

Squadless takes a money-centric approach to preventing teen smoking, gets custom Twitter emoji. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 7:11 am PDT

Airbnb's Jonathan Mildenhall reveals his big career break

Airbnb's CMO on how he got started. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 7:02 am PDT

Breakfast Briefing: The 9 stories PR pros need to know on Wednesday morning, 8.24.2016

New Wednesday morning: WPP earnings beat expectations. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 3:58 am PDT

Gold trollies, safety deposit boxes and holidays: brands look to woo Rio medallists

The Olympics may be over, but brands are still competing to win public goodwill - and press coverage - off the back of Rio 2016, by offering athletes a range of freebies. Read entire article
24 Aug 2016 | 1:03 am PDT

WPP reports accelerated growth in PR and public affairs arm, issues UK Brexit recession warning

WPP has reported an improved performance in its PR and public affairs division in Q2 2016, as the group warns of continued client "caution" and says the UK "might" fall into recession post-Brexit. Read entire article
23 Aug 2016 | 10:31 am PDT

Phoenix is a hot business climate for comms pros

The PR world in Phoenix comprises mostly small agencies and local client work. Some larger national agencies have offices there as well, including Allison+Partners and Havas PR.
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12 Jul 2016 | 12:30 pm PDT

In Wellington, New Zealand, success arises through partnering

"The economy is pretty strong, especially the creative, digital, and education sectors"
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12 Jul 2016 | 11:37 am PDT

For PR pros, Greensboro, North Carolina has 'the right amenities,' sans urban hassle

Monty Hagler, RLF Communications' CEO and founder, chose the North Carolina city as his agency base because of the quality of life.
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13 Jun 2016 | 10:44 am PDT

Doha and Qatar: what PR pros need to know about their rapidly growing economies

Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, senior director of brand and corporate responsibility, Ooredoo Group
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7 Jun 2016 | 11:22 am PDT

Zurich's internationally minded economy creates opportunity for PR industry

A look at the Swiss city's PR landscape with Wolfgang Weber-Thedy, managing partner, Weber-Thedy, which represents Ogilvy PR.
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6 May 2016 | 6:08 am PDT

Eric Mower + Associates' Sean Casey touts Albany's rich history, progressive thinking

Albany is part of a larger, bustling metro area that overlaps with four counties and three major cities, each with its own identity.
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3 May 2016 | 12:40 pm PDT

No time to siesta for Barcelona's PR professionals

Ben Miller, director of global comms at sports and entertainment firm Actyvos Group, discusses agency life in the seaside city.
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16 Mar 2016 | 12:37 pm PDT

An energized Cleveland preps for 2016 Republican convention, global spotlight

Brian Grace, director of communications at Progressive Insurance, runs down how the lakeside city is gearing up for big events like the 2016 Republican National Convention.
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18 Feb 2016 | 10:04 am PST

Spotlight: Guangzhou

Emily Situ, general manager of RF Thunder in Guangzhou and Hong Kong, discusses PR in the booming South China market building momentum as a tech hub
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27 Jan 2016 | 8:30 am PST

Santa Barbara's PR climate: highly desirable, low on entry-level opportunities

A sophisticated California lifestyle without LA's traffic or huge crowds has many young comms pros psyched to work in the beachside city, says Davies CEO.
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25 Jan 2016 | 9:13 am PST

In Brooklyn, PR agencies battle for talent under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass

Your guide to the rapidly evolving PR scene in Brooklyn's "Tech Triangle."
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19 Jan 2016 | 12:18 pm PST

It can be hard to find - and keep - PR pros in LA, says Lagrant CEO Kim Hunter

The president and CEO of Lagrant Communications says that, sunshine aside, it can be difficult to find elite PR professionals in the City of Angels
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22 Dec 2015 | 11:59 am PST

Regional spotlight: Des Moines' niche markets, from PR to politics

Chris Diebel, MD at LPCA Public Strategies, details how the caucus process and urban investment make the city a hot destination for PR pros
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23 Nov 2015 | 8:37 am PST

Global spotlight: The marketing mindset of Manchester

Alison Last, corporate comms manager at Kellogg's, says in-house and agency opportunities abound for PR pros in the city's vibrant economy
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19 Nov 2015 | 10:48 am PST

Regional spotlight: Richmond's tight-knit PR community and intense talent wars

Jill Vaughan, comms director at Virginia Lottery, discusses how Richmond's helpful spirit benefits newcomers to the city's PR scene
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27 Oct 2015 | 12:21 pm PDT

Global spotlight: How social media drives Tokyo's PR business scene

Kyoko Fujii Takagi, corporate comms division supervisor at Dentsu PR, details how the evolution of social media has impacted the city's comms landscape
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27 Oct 2015 | 7:56 am PDT

Global spotlight: The new media landscape of New Delhi

Kapil Rampal, founder and CEO of Creative Crest, says hard work in a welcoming environment brings success in the city's comms space
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29 Sep 2015 | 12:32 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: Tech-savvy transit hub Newark is perfect fit, says Audible

Matthew Thornton, VP of comms at Audible, discusses how an influx of creative brands and a tech-related approach have revitalized the city
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29 Sep 2015 | 7:27 am PDT

Jamaica offers year-round promotional opportunities, from tourism to PR

Sandra Scott, deputy director of tourism and marketing at the Jamaica Tourist Board, explains the island's ins and outs.
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25 Aug 2015 | 12:03 pm PDT

Regional spotlight: How Hoosier hospitality fought Indiana's anti-LGBT law

Debra DeCourcy, VP of corporate comms for Angie's List, details why Indianapolis businesses oppose the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
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24 Aug 2015 | 11:29 am PDT
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